Readership: Medical professionals and practitioners; moral philosophers; anyone with an interest in medical ethics.
Dominic Wilkinson, University of Adelaide
Dominic Wilkinson is Associate Professor of Neonatal Medicine and Bioethics at the University of Adelaide, and a senior research associate of the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics. He has worked as a doctor in neonatal, paediatric and adult intensive care, and is currently consultant neonatologist at the Women's and Children's Hospital in Adelaide. He has a DPhil in medical ethics from the University of Oxford, and has written a large number of academic articles relating to ethical issues in intensive care.
"The author skilfully draws on his training in philosophy, bioscience and clinical practice to offer an analysis that is original, not merely in content but also in form. Wilkinsons comparison of the Carmentis Machine with contemporary neuroimaging is inspired." - Deborah Bowman, Times Higher Education Supplement
Prologue 1: The temple of Carmentis 30AD
Prologue 2: The Carmentis Machine: 2030 AD
Introduction: Neuroethics and intensive care
1: Destiny, disability, and death
2: Best interests and the Carmentis machine
3: Starting again
4: Competing interests
5: Sources of Uncertainty—prognostic research
6: Managing uncertainty
7: Interests and uncertainty
8: The Threshold framework